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Hun Sen to attend Asean summit in Bangkok

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Asean leaders at the opening ceremony of the regional grouping’s 33rd summit in Singapore, in November 2018. The summit called for upholding multilateralism and international cooperation. Xinhua

Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to attend the 34th Asean summit in Bangkok this weekend.

The 34th Asean Summit will be held in Bangkok from Saturday to Sunday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement today, saying that Mr Hun Sen was invited by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is chair of Asean.

Mr Hun Sen will be accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron as well as a number of senior government officials and business leaders from Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, the statement said.

The Summit will be held under the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability” and focuses on promoting cooperation and strengthening consensus process among Asean members to address new global challenges, it said.

“The Summit will also explore ways on how to bring ASEAN to a new height for sustainability and seamless connectivity,” the statement said.

Mr Sokhonn will participate in the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the 19th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting and the 23rd ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting, which will also be held from Saturday to Sunday.

“It is expected that the outcomes of the 34th ASEAN Summit would reflect ASEAN’s effort to advance the community-building process, and to promote ASEAN Partnership for sustainable development, among others, to realise enduring peace, stability and prosperity in the region for the benefit of the people of ASEAN,” it said.

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